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Second Annual Write Michigan short story contest now open

Kent District Library co-sponsors statewide writing competition.

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To read through the guidelines or submit your story visit WriteMichigan or KDL websites

In an effort to find the next great short story, Kent District Library has teamed up with Schuler Books & Music, Pooh’s Corner and Capital Area District Libraries to offer the Second Annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest which is open to Michigan residents of any age now through November 30.

“We were delighted with the response to our first Write Michigan contest,” Heidi Nagel, Communications Manager for Kent District Library said in a press release. “Now we’re eager to draw even more writers and expand on the success of our first year.”

That first year resulted in over 600 domestic story submissions and a published anthology available for purchase at any KDL location and at Schuler Books & Music. 

Write Michigan accepts youth, teen and adult short story submissions up to 3,000 words with only the adults being charged a $10 entry fee. Once all submissions have been received they will open up the top ten stories to a public vote. When the public voting is tabulated, the Reader’s Choice and Judge’s Choice in each age category will be announced on the Write Michigan website and via Facebook.

The Top 5 stories for each age group will be published in a Chapbook Press Anthology available purchase in the following months. Top honors also receive cash prizes and will be invited to the award ceremony at the Kentwood KDL branch on March 22nd, 2014.

This contest aims to open up the market to aspiring writers and renew public awareness of libraries as a way to foster local writers as well as readers. 

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